Needing Zoning Approval
As a reminder, a zoning permit shall be required: 1. Prior to the erection or construction of any structure which requires the issuance of a building permit; 2. Prior to the erection, structural alteration or occupancy of any building; 3. Prior to the demolition of any building, or portion thereof, except for emergency demolitions; 4. Prior to a change of use of a building or land or 5. Prior to the construction of any driveway or off-street parking area. This can be found on page 113 of the zoning ordinance.
Zoning applications are available in the office and require a fee. Residential fees are $50.00 and Commercial and Industrial fees are $100.00
Our Zoning Officer for the Ford City Borough is Tyson Klukan, he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org for zoning matters.
Current Zoning Map and Zoning Ordinances
The Ford City Planning Commission worked with Codametrics on a new zoning map and zoning regulations in Ford City Borough from Jan 2019 to Jan 2020. This project was been funded by the Department of Economic Development (DCED) Early Intervention Program Phase II.
Click on the following document to review the new zoning map. Final Zoning Map
Click on the following document to review the current zoning ordinance. Ford City Zoning Final Ordinance
Click on the following document to find the Zoning Hearing Board Variance Application.
FORD CITY BOROUGH ZONING HEARING BOARD-July 7, 2021
The Ford City Borough Zoning Hearing Board will hold a special meeting on July 7, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in the Latin American Club, 1214 Third Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226. During this special meeting, the Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on an application filed by Nonprofit Development Corporation requesting a variance from the hierarchy of driveway location restrictions under Section 6.06.L.2 of the Borough of Ford City Amended and Restated Zoning Ordinance, Ordinance No. 746, as amended, (the “Zoning Ordinance”) in order to permit: (1) two new driveways proposed to serve a new 14,000 sq. ft. branch building for Butler County Community College on property located at 1100 4th Avenue in the Borough’s GX-1 General Office-Residential Mix Zoning District (the “GX-1 District”), currently designated Armstrong County Tax Parcel No. 15-142.19-04-25, to access the property from a “front street” (4th Avenue); and (2) two new driveways proposed to serve an adjacent off-site parking lot for Butler County Community College on property located between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue at their intersections with 11th Street in the GX-1 District, currently designated Armstrong County Tax Parcel No. 15-142.19-04-04, to access the property from two “front streets” (3rdAvenue and 4th Avenue).
A copy of the above-referenced application is on file and available for public inspection at the Ford City Borough Municipal Building, 1000 Fourth Avenue, Ford City, PA 16226, during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Interested members of the public are invited to attend and participate in the public hearing. A decision on the application may be rendered at the conclusion of the public hearing.
Notice to be Advertised/Proof of Publication: June 23, 2021 and June 30, 2021.